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Local Obits for Mon. May 16th, 2016

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Adger L. (Al) Nix, 84, Auburn
Adger L. “Al” Nix, age 84, of Auburn and formerly of Habersham County, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016.   Mr. Nix was born on February 19, 1932, ...

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Bobbie T. Owen, 74, Dawsonville
Bobbie T. Owen, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Monday May 16, 2016 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following an extended illness. Born May 24, 1941 in Forsyth County to the lat ...

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Katherine Johnson, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Katherine Johnson, age 94 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, May ...

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Willie David Haynes, 69, Commerce
Willie David Haynes, age 69 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday May 16, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Haynes was the son of the late Ernest Willie Haynes and Francine Crum ...
Lonnie Carroll Jones, 57, Pendergrass
            Mr. Lonnie Carroll Jones, age 57 of Pendergrass, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at his residence following a ...

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James Byron Jordan, 86, Eastanollee
  Mr. James Byron Jordan, age 86 of Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, South Carolina.   A son of the lat ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.